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Hi I'm Lesley

I am a Mormon. I am English but grew up in Malawi. I live in England now.

About Me

I am married with three children and eight grandchildren. I teach in College, working specifically with young people with learning disabilities. I also study with the Open University. I love spending time with my family and my husband and I also get to travel. We visit places in England and at least once every year we go to Turkey where we have friends. I enjoy reading, writing and drawing, and love all forms of children's literature.

Why I am a Mormon

I first heard about the church when I was ten years old, but it wasn't until I was in my late teens that I became friends with a young girl who was a Mormon. I had been taught from a very young age about Jesus Christ by my parents who were both practicing Christians. I cannot remember not knowing the stories the stories of Jesus from the New Testament. I attended Church and regularly said my prayers and tried to live as a Christian. But when I met my friend and she shared with me her beliefs I knew that what she told me was important. Her life was an example of goodness and so there was no question that she would set out to deceive. I had lots of questions. I needed to know more and she referred me to the missionaries. As soon as they started to teach me I felt in my heart that what they were saying was true. They gave me a Book of Mormon and asked me to read it. I did. They showed me the promise contained in that book that if a person prayed sincerely they would know that it was true. I found that promise to be true and I was baptised in 1968. I have never looked back. My testimony of the truthfulness of this Church is simple. I know that I am a child of a loving Heavenly Father. I know that Jesus Christ is his only Begotten Son and that he is our Redeemer and Saviour. I know that he lives. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that what he said he saw, he saw. I know that the Priesthood of God is on the earth and that we have a Prophet on the earth today. I know that the scriptures, including the Book of Mormon, are the word of God and that if we earnestly strive to live in accordance with the commandments of God these scriptures act as a sure guide for us in our mortal life. I always believed in Jesus, but the understanding that came through the teachings of this church was like coming out of a black and white life into glorious colour. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith is just part of my whole life. I have always enjoyed participating in all our Church worship services, and in participating in the many activities in our local unit, our Ward. I have participated in many different ways, helping children youth and adults. I love to share the scriptures with people, members of my faith and others. I find lots of opportunities to share my beliefs in my family life, church activity, my work and socially.